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5 Sandwiches to Enjoy Outside

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One of the best things about summer is being able to eat outside. Whether at home or somewhere far more exotic, enjoying a meal al fresco is one of the greatest aspects of the season. The only problem? If you're dining outdoors, you still have to cook inside!

Enter: The sandwich. Sure, it seems like a humble meal, but when it's well-crafted, a sandwich can be a portable feasts. What other dish allows you to hold so many nuanced layers of flavors right in the palm of your hand? We can't think of one. Plus, since many of our favorite sandwiches actually taste better a few hours after being arranged (they'll become more savory over time), they're a perfect make-ahead meal for the warmer weather.

Read on for 5 excellent summer sandwiches. Which one will you be taking on the road?


 Grilled Ratatouille Muffaletta: Seeking a vegetarian sandwich that's hearty enough for carnivores? Look no further than this ratatouille muffaletta! The scooped out bread creates a perfect bed for layers of stacked grilled vegetables.



Tuna Nicoise SandwichAs elegant as it is easy to compose, this dish borrows flavors from the classic French salad and arranges them between sliced bread (mais oui!). Making this meal ahead allows for richer tastes to truly develop.


Toasted Turkey Sandwich with Quick Cucumber Pickles- Layered in one large boule loaf, this sandwich serves four, but is arranged all at once. Save some pickles on the side for a post-sandwich snack!


Prosciutto and Gruyere Wrap: Consider this a grown-up ham and cheese. Smoky prosciutto and aged gruyere elevate this meal from a lunchbox staple to a company-worthy plate.


Turkey Caesar Sandwich: All hail... this sandwich! Stack your bread first with lettuce and then additional ingredients to prevent saturated bread. Kids and adults with love this creative twist on Caesar salad.


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